ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software allows you to predict, with confidence, the impact of fluid flows on your product throughout design and manufacturing as well as during end use. The software's unparalleled fluid flow analysis capabilities can be used to design and optimize new equipment and to troubleshoot already existing installations. Whatever phenomena you are studying single or multi-phase, isothermal or reacting, compressible or not ANSYS fluid dynamics solutions give you valuable insight into your product's performance.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to enable quick, efficient simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer. You can easily calculate fluid forces and understand the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance.

Tightly integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, CFD analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation takes the complexity out of flow analysis and can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.

CFD simulates fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object. The analysis can be very complex for example, containing in one calculation heat transfer, mixing, and unsteady and compressible flows. The ability to predict the impact of such flows on your product performance is time consuming and costly without some form of simulation tool.